Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:20 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows And so the war on general computing continues. Were you looking forward to ARM laptops and maybe even desktops now that Windows 8 will also be released for ARM? I personally was, because I'd much rather have a thin, but fast and economical machine than a beastly Intel PC. Sadly, it turns out that all our fears regarding UEFI's Secure Boot feature were justified: Microsoft prohibits OEMs from allowing you to install anything other than Windows 8 on ARM devices (the Software Freedom Law Center has more).
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Windows + ARM : Fail #2
by FunkyELF on Fri 13th Jan 2012 17:48 UTC
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This is the 2nd fail for Windows and ARM.

The first being that there will be no "desktop" application in which to run the likes of photoshop, Excel, or anything else keyboard/mouse oriented.

This 2nd fail is way more epic though. I could find a way to deal without having a desktop application, but no dual booting Android, Ubuntu (or other ARM distros)... no way I would want one of these devices.

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